[Libreoffice] Using gnu-cp on Mac OS X for building LibreOffice

Jan Holesovsky kendy at suse.cz
Fri Oct 8 01:35:27 PDT 2010

Hi Thomas,

On 2010-10-08 at 01:04 +0200, Thomas Klausner wrote:

> > From what I read, the BSD cp has very annoying behavior wrt. recursive
> > copying of directories, so I understand why GNU cp is preferred ;-)
> Where did you read that, or can you explain directly what the problem
> is?

Eg. here (even though this is not the location where I saw it for the
first time):


Basically, if you cp -R, the behavior differs between BSD and GNU when
you add a '/' at the end of the source dir - I suppose there might be
cases where the authors of the scripts/makefiles do not care if they
have a slash at the end of the source dir, or not, because for the GNU
cp, it does not matter.

I'll welcome a patch that cleans it up if this really is the issue :-) -
we definitely want to make the build easier, not harder.

Thank you,

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